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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Marion Berry


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,428.07


Trips by Marion Berry
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,247.68

Destination:
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $108.24
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP/DISCUSS IMPACT OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,874.00
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIA
Sponsor: Alabama Peanut Producers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BILLINGS, MT-DC
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SPEAKER
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
Sponsor: COTTON GINNERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 2, 2001
Expense: $132.19
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH APCA EXECUTIVES AND OTHER REPRESENTIVES OF THE INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS ISSUES THAT COULD IMPACT THE PESTICIDE AND EROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,896.83
source

Destination: GESTHEMANI ABBEY
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: REFLECTION OF FAITH AND HOW MEMBER CARRY OUT THEIR LIVES ON CAPITAL HILL
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.30
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS AND PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,207.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,961.34
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,217.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BERRY IS PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,111.99
source

Destination: DAYTON, OHIO - WASHINGTON - NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.19
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marion Berry

Christopher Causey
William Eldridge
Andrew Grobmyer
John Haire
Patrice Hargrave
Gabriel Holmstrom
Thad Huguley
Jeb Joyce
Dana Mcgilton
Nathan Read
Kathryn Spaziani
Jen Waller
Jason Willett



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.